The Soka Gakkai is a diverse global community with a membership of more than 12 million individuals spread across 192 countries and territories of the world. Its members study and put into practice the humanistic philosophy of Buddhism.

Each individual Soka Gakkai member strives in their everyday lives to actualize their inherent potential while contributing to their local communities and responding to the shared issues facing humankind.

The conviction that individual happiness and the realization of peace are inextricably linked is central to the Soka Gakkai, as is a commitment to dialogue and nonviolence.